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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADD-A-ROOM UNIT. A unit of manufactured housing with less occupied space than a manufactured housing section.
ANCHORING SYSTEM. An approved system of straps, cables, turn-buckles, chains, ties or other approved materials used to secure a manufactured or mobile home to ground anchors.
ANSI/SFPA 501a INSTALLATION STANDARDS. Standards for installation of manufactured and mobile homes as adopted and copywrited by the Manufactured Housing Institute and the National Fire Protection Association contained within their publication, Standard for the Installation of Mobile Homes.
APPROVED. Acceptable to the appropriate authority having jurisdiction, by reason of investigation, accepted principles or tests by a nationally-recognized organization.
FOUNDATION SIDING OR SKIRTING. A type of wainscoting constructed of fire and weather-resistant material, such as aluminum, asbestos board, treated pressed wood or other approved materials, enclosing the entire undercarriage of the manufactured or mobile home.
MANUFACTURED HOME. A dwelling unit, designed and built in a factory, which bears a seal certifying that it was built in compliance with Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Laws of 1974 (I.C. 36-7-4-1106(a)(1)).
MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION. A parcel of land platted for subdivision according to all requirements of the comprehensive plan, designed or intended for lots to be conveyed by deed to individual owners for residential occupancy primarily by manufactured homes.
MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY STANDARDS CODE. Title VI of the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act (Pub. Law No. 93-383, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5301 et seq.), as amended (previously known as the Federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Act of 1974, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq.); rules and regulations adopted thereunder, which include information supplied by the home manufacturer, which has been stamped and approved by a design approval primary inspection agency, which is an agent of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to HUD rules; and regulations and interpretations of this code by the state’s Administrative Building Council.
MANUFACTURED OR MOBILE HOME PARK. A parcel of land on which two or more manufactured or mobile homes are occupied as residences.
MOBILE HOME. A transportable structure larger than 320 square feet, designed to be used as a year-round residential dwelling and built prior to the enactment of the Federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Act of 1974, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq., which became effective for all mobile home construction 6-15-1976.
OCCUPIED SPACE. The total area of earth horizontally covered by the structure, excluding accessory structures such as, but not limited to, garages, patios and porches.
ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLING CODE. The nationally recognized model building code prepared by the Council of American Building Officials, adopted by the state’s Administrative Building Council (ABC), and which includes those supplements and amendments promulgated by the ABC.
PERIMETER RETAINING WALL. A perimeter non-load bearing structural system completely enclosing the space between the floor joints of the home and the ground.
PULL-OUT UNIT. An expandable manufactured housing unit.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. A portable vehicular structure not built to the federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Code or the ANSI 119.1, Mobile Home Design and Construction Standards, as amended, designed for travel, recreational camping or vacation purposes, either having its own motor power or mounted onto or drawn by another vehicle, and including, but not limited to, travel and camping trailers, truck campers and motor homes.
SECTION. A unit of a manufactured home at least 12 body feet in width and 30 body feet in length.
SPECIAL EXCEPTION PERMIT. A device for permitting a use within a district other than a principally permitted use.
SUPPORT SYSTEM or FOUNDATION. A combination of footings, piers, caps, plates and shims, which, when properly installed, support the manufactured or mobile home; FOOTINGS being the part of the support system which transmit loads to the soil at or below the surface and the frost line; PIERS and CAPS being the part of the support system between the footing and the home, exclusive of plates and shims; PLATES and SHIMS being the cushion of wood or other approved material used to fill the gap between the top of the pier caps and the frame of the home.
TYPE I, TYPE II or TYPE III. See MANUFACTURED HOME.
(Prior Code, § 151.01) (Ord. 1982-4, passed 4-6-1982)